Category Archives: Dining alone

We are Done. Breaking up with Dating Apps.


Here is my resignation that some poor sucker who just received after asking me to spoon 18 hour ago:

Is this how dating is and I just need to accept that this is how dating is? Your tactics are weak. Your confidence is bold because you are texting messages to a stranger in a phone. It isn’t just you it is all men. I apologize that I am only sending this to you right now because, You seem like a nice guy and it is more than just you with this viewpoint. But seriously if I look over our conversation, why should I say yes to that? At least you are only asking to spoon, but why?! Why would I jump for joy that a guy wants to press his body against mine after 18 poorly exchanged messages over 7 months? I think I am officially done with app dating. This is a joke. I am sending in my resignation to you, a poor in expecting victim who just happens to be trying to move forward in dating, put himself out there with poor tactics and is receiving the back lash of some girl’s years of frustration with the way dating has become. Reevaluate your tactics. Seriously, best of luck out there. Hope you find what you’re looking for and you probably will.

I have been dating for almost 16 years now and let’s just face the facts it sucks. I have had what I thought to be an undwindling optimism and never ending hope. Blah blah blah… I still have that but not for app dating we are through. I am breaking up with app dating. 
In the future when people ask me about being single and they ask if I have tried an certain app or another my response will be yes and it is the worst.
I think I will split this post into segments and demonstrate how it is the worst. I might have some guest authors and ask them to share their experiences. (Reach out to me if you’d like to participate. Females and males welcome. Sucky dating isn’t one sexs fault.) Also, I will edit out the yoo-hoo’s face and name and share the screen shots of this exact experience and several others. Stay tuned in to see if I get a “bitter woman” or a stream of profanities response. Until next post, good day.

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“People say in Boston even beans do it…”

Black Bean Brownie Bites

  • Prep time: 10 mins
  • Cook time: 17 mins
  • Total time:  57 mins (of which most is just waiting for them to cool)
  • Serves: 6
These brownies are gluten free which is great for those who have “gone Celiac”. (Sorta inside joke, I feel for those who have celiac.)
Ingredients
  • 1/3 of a 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1  egg
  • 1 T olive oil (or other oil)
  • scant 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • dash salt
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • heaping 1/2 t finely ground roasted barley instant drink
  • 1/4 c semisweet chocolate chips (Sugar free to keep it on the healthy side)
  • dash of coconut sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 6 muffin tins. (Add a bit of water to the empty side, unless you have a muffin tin that holds 6.)  Combine black beans and dried instant barley in a food processor (sift in sugar if clumpy) and puree. Then stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter into muffin tins and smooth the tops with a spoon. Bake for 17 minutes or until tops are dry and starting to pull away from the sides. Let cool for 30 minutes before removing from pan.Recipe adapted from My Little Celebration
  2. I wish I had a two.
  3. There is no two or three, but why have a one, if you aren’t going to list other numbers.
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Plus one

I was asked to be someone’s “plus one” this week, and I have never been more honored, proud, or excited.
My sister is graduating with service honors and it was her luncheon for this. There were quite a few other friends of my who received this award. I am so proud they choose to do this. I wish I were more like them. They are all strong determined girls that will go far and will give back, and that’s cool.

“Unless someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better it’s not.” Dr. Seuss

Here are their cute videos of them picking up the awards, my favorite part is the narration in the background is their self-refection. They are amazing ladies.

UVU Service Student Award

Announcing the Service Grads.

Tori’s Award

Lindsay’s Award

Andrea’s Award

Krystal’s Award

And lastly The way Karli will remember the day

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“Table for one, please.”

I am not afraid to be alone. In fact I enjoy doing things alone frequently. Should we list some of the things I have done alone.

  • Movies
  • Road trips
  • Theme parks
  • Snow storms
  • Shopping
  • Flights
  • etc. (I’ll stop bragging about how awesomely lonely I am.)

There is one thing that I haven’t done alone before.  It has always been my goal. And it is so simple and silly that I had never done it. I could have checked this off my bucket list years ago.

I did it this week.  I ate at a sit down restaurant alone. (You know I have done the fast food/take out thing alone for years, but sit down now that is quality well deserved selfishness.)”Table for one, please.”  Could be the best selfish words that you can utter. Eating alone is purely for you. Normally you are there for more than the feeding of your belly. Eating alone is just that. No waiting for someone else to pick what they want to eat. No, the server isn’t waiting for conversation to die down. It is about you. When you close your menu it is time to order, when you set your fork down it is time to go. (After paying, of course.)

I felt like a lonely princess.

It was breakfast and I was surrounded by other folks dining alone.  I ordered eggs with ham and hash browns. I got two delicious bran muffins. And best of all a cup of hot chocolate! (And when I say a cup, I mean two because I was a crazy lonely princess; who enjoyed my solo meal out a little too much!)

My challenge for you folks, my blog readers (whoever you are),  is to dine alone. If you truly love yourself show if take yourself out and try it.

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